Integrated Pest Management Specialist
Job Details
Virginia - Stevensburg, VA

The Role


At Gotham Greens, we are 'reimagining how and where fresh food is grown. We are looking for an IPM Specialist to join us in doing what we do best - grow fresh produce in sustainable, high-tech greenhouses.


Gotham Greens is creating new ways to farm, produce local food, revitalize communities and innovate for a sustainable future. In this role as IPM Specialist, you will perform all functions of the integrated pest management program including administration, scheduling, inspections, sampling, treatments, inventories, equipment maintenance, and record-keeping. This role supports the Head Grower in managing our IPM program and assists with other areas of greenhouse operations as needed to achieve best-in-class yields and quality.


What You'll Do


  • Focus on preventative programs scouting, sanitation, cultural practices and staying ahead of seasonal trends

  • Oversee beneficial insect program rates, ordering, and release

  • Work with our Head Grower to determine treatments for any issues that arise in the greenhouse

  • Effectively operate, calibrate and maintain all the IPM related equipment

  • Oversee all scouting and monitoring

  • Communicate all plans and any issues to the appropriate team members

  • Oversee and complete all required company and food safety record keeping

  • Comply with all Federal Worker Protection Standards

  • This is a hands-on role and supports additional greenhouse related weekly operational tasks


Who You Are


  • Prior experience in commercial greenhouses preferred

  • Experience in CEA and leafy greens preferred

  • Experience using various biological controls to maintain pest pressures under threshold

  • Working knowledge of data collection and analysis using Excel in order to prevent outbreaks and mitigate losses

  • Maintain state agricultural certificate and uphold Worker Protection Standards as necessary

  • College graduate or equivalent trade school credentials in horticulture related field

  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Passionate commitment to the company vision

  • Ability to crouch, kneel and stand for extended periods of time

  • Available to work weekends and work flexible hours as required


Who We Are


Gotham Greens is on a mission to transform how and where fresh produce is grown. We are a pioneer in urban indoor agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company. Through our national network of local high-tech farms, Gotham Greens delivers fresh, long-lasting, and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings and pesto dip all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers.

Today, Gotham Greens has 9 locations with 600,000+ sq. ft. of hydroponic greenhouses across six U.S. states and over 400 team members. Since its launch in 2011, Gotham Greens has grown from a single urban rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a multi-state greenhouse operator and one of the largest hydroponic leafy green producers in North America.